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Sunday 12.4.11: Idle Warship (Talib Kweli, Res) w/ Oddisee: Black Cat | 8pm

presented by MN8

Call it a blue plate special `cause Talib Kweli and Res's CD-Release Extravaganza will serve up a hearty four courses. Firstly, the Idle Warship supergroup of Talib Kweli and Res will celebrate their joint release, Habits of the Heart, which has been gestating for 3 years. Talib Kweli and Res will also rock their solo jams with the backing of their 5 piece band.

And as a bonus, DC's rising prodigal hip-hop son and Red Bull Music Academy alumnus, Oddisee, returns home after an extensive tour taking the stage with his dope arsenal, including the recent Rock Creek Park.

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Saturday 12.10 2011: The Healthy Hustle: Managing Your Mind and Your Money Panel

Gibson Guitar Showroom | 9:30a - 5:00p

presented by MusiCares and The Recording Academy Washington, D.C. Chapter

MusiCares® and Smile Virginia are offering a free dental clinic from 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. to pre-screened, pre-approved clients. Services will include a dental exam, simple cleaning and bitewing x-rays. Deadline to pre-register is December 5th . Appointment times will be pre-scheduled.
Register at 877.303.6962 or

Managing Your Mind and Your Money Panels

Panel I – Managing Your Mind
Dr. James Ballard, Psychologist, Songwriter
Vanessa Ballard, Fitness and Nutrition Coach
Dr. Marc Brodsky, Medical Director, Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness
This panel will provide information from a holistic coach, psychologist and a nutritionist on working (hustling) in a healthy manner. With artists on tour, in the studio, working long hours etc., time is limited to have healthy meals, to relieve stress and to exercise. The Holiday season is a great month to hold this event as it is the most demanding mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

Panel 2 – Managing Your Money
Greg Aloia, JD, CFD, Sr. Wealth Advisor
Helping artists navigate their finances and great tips to becoming better stewards of their money.



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